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5 Things to Know about Tax Day

FILE -This April 13, 2014 file photo shows the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington. Tuesday, April 15, is the federal tax filing deadline for most Americans. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.

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April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

This photo taken April 13, 2014 shows the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington at daybreak. Tuesday, April 15, is the federal tax filing deadline for most Americans. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The calendar shows April 15, and you haven’t even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don’t need to fret.

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Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

This March 26, 2014 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will have fewer agents auditing returns than at any time since at least the 1980s.Taxpayer services are suffering, too, with millions of phone calls to the IRS going unanswered. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

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Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

This March 26, 2014 file photo shows Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to police tax returns. This year, the IRS will have fewer agents auditing returns than at any time since at least the 1980s.Taxpayer services are suffering, too, with millions of phone calls to the IRS going unanswered. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

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How to get more time to file your tax return

This April 13, 2014 photo shows The Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) building Washington. The Internal Revenue Service already has received nearly 100 million tax returns, but anticipates getting about 35 million more by the midnight Tuesday deadline. Many other taxpayers, however, are opting for plan B and asking for more time to file. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

America’s annual tax reckoning is here once again and for many who have yet to file their federal tax return, that means a mad dash to beat Uncle Sam’s deadline.

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